Throughout our discussion of the Holocaust, students continued to ask: "Why would anyone believe in Hitler's ideals?" This is an excellent way to introduce students to propaganda. Discuss modern propaganda, Nazi propaganda, then do an activity with students identifying the logistics of a piece of propaganda such what message is it trying to convey? Finally, there are several probing questions before providing a link to an excellent virtual tour of Auschwitz concentration camp, where students can interact on any Internet supporting device.
This is all provided in a single PowerPoint presentation!